RECITATION OF THE ROSARY - https://www.chapelofsanramonvalley.com/tributes/Anura-Jayasuriya
From the CCOP Facebook Page:
"It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our Pastor, Rev. Paul D. Minnihan. He succumbed to cancer this afternoon, February 24. Heavenly Father, please welcome with open arms your brother and servant to your eternal kingdom. Once we know the funeral plans, we will let everyone in the parish know. Please keep Fr. Paul’s family in your prayers."
Fr. Paul has been a frequent visitor to Saint Joan of Arc for public reconciliation. Though he was from a different parish, he was a friend and mentor to many of us. We offer the deepest of condolences to the Catholic Community of Pleasanton and Fr. Paul's family. We will keep you in our prayers.
There are still spots needing to be filled in the 24 Hours with the Lord on Fri March 8th and Sat March 9th. I ask that you please sign up for a time. This is an important event and a good opportunity to provide safety and security for our fellow parishioners.
Please click on the attached link to sign up.
Thank you and God bless you and your family
I wanted to let you know that there are still 20 openings for the Men’s Retreat on March 2nd. I am aware that may of you are still waiting to make a decision to go. However I would appreciate it if you are fairly certain that you will attend to let me know as soon as you can as I need to plan for meals.
As Father Ray stated at some of the masses this is a good way to start out for Lent.
Yesterday, Bishop Barber published the list of names of the priests, deacons and religious brothers associated with the Diocese of Oakland who have received credible accusations of sexual abuse with a minor. It is yet another painful reminder that, despite the many positive strides we have made toward eradicating this evil from our Church, there remains much more for us to do. I encourage you to follow the link provided below so that you can read the letter from Bishop Barber as well as familiarize yourself with the accompanying attachments. As a community of faith, let us remain steadfast in prayer, vigilant and committed to protecting our children.
Fr. Ray Sacca
Thank you everyone for your participation in the District Free Throw Competition (District 43). We had outstanding participation (all in attendance with exception of one illness) and outstanding success (winning 7 of the 12 brackets) by St. Joan of Arc competitors.
Moving on to the Diocese Chapter Competition -scheduled for March 8 at 6 p.m. in Clayton, see the attached flyer for full information-- are:
-Liam Scott: 9 yr. old boy
-Charlotte Correia: 10 yr. old girl
-Lekhya Menta: 11 yr. old girl
-Sibesh Sankan: 11 yr. old boy
-Mahi Jariwala: 12 yr. old girl
-Tazim Ahamed: 12 yr. old boy
-Alina Jones: 13 yr. old girl
Congratulations to everyone, and do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
St. Joan of Arc
Knights of Columbus
Big thanks to Mike Filosa and Robert Porter for leading the effort!
We have met our goal of having 85 members VIRTUS certified. Currently, we have about 92 members that have completed the training. This is just under half of our council. We still have room to improve! If you have not yet taken the training, you can do so by clicking the link here:
Bro Nick is leading a Technology group, will meet regularly to discuss the technological needs of the community. In a world of technology, learning to harness it properly is essential to improving our quality of life. The Technology group will exist to assist with that.
Contact Nick Bellino @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining!
Start at St Joan of Arc Church
9:30 AM Saturday, Jan 26, 2018
Meet in front of the Church by the statue for blessings from our Priest and to make arrangements for carpools to Dublin/Pleasanton BART Stations for the ride to SF Civic Center Plaza as we join to pray the Rosary.
I just want to invite all of you and your family, on behalf of my Co-bus captain pro tem, John Vitz, to the exciting 14th Annual West Coast Walk for LIfe on January 27. It's that special event where we become the voice for the voiceless in the fight to end abortion which Pope St. John Paul II once said to be "the most important work on earth." The cultural tides are slowly turning in our favor but remains swimming upstream in our secular milieu. But what a powerful witness to the world to show we are "pro-life" in the middle of San Francisco. Each of us counts.
This inspiring yet peaceful social justice rally and march starts at the SF Civic Center Plaza and ends at the Embarcadero. We will meet by the statue of St. Joan and caravan to the Pleasanton BART station. Please consider helping that weekend and watch out for a sign-up-genius email. Please see flyer for details and please invite your friends and family to join us. Let me know if you have any questions and thanks for your support.
Vic David Jr.